1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup finely chopped figs (I used very ripe fresh figs)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Butter and flour a 9-inch Bundt pan or tube pan’
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg,ginger, and salt.
Beat together sugar and oil until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Beat flour into egg mixture a little at a time, alternating with orange juice. Stir in figs. Spoon batter into into your greased/floured baking pan (I use Pam baking spray).
Bake cake at 350° for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Dust powdered sugar on top when cake is cool.
Nonno Giuseppe on the farm with my dad and other family members. Sicily circa 1960’s. See my nonno standing with his black beret.